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THE OMAITA DAILY BEE; SATT.T?DAY. APRIL 14. 1P06.
Railroads may get boost
Increased Earnine Should Brine Increase
in Assessed Valuation.
MICHIGAN CASE FORMS BASIS FOR WORK
Board Mffli First of Mar and Mem
bers Have Already Dcra atodytns;
the Report Which Hat
Been Filed to Date.
of state and the state auditor to the other
offices, and as thfjo two officers have to
sign the vouchers and approve them they
have the power to enforce the hunch. Some
of the officers use messenKer boys to the
extent of several dollars a year, while
others have never called one.
(From a BtafT Correspondent )
LINCOLN, April 12 (Hpecial.)-The at
tention of membera of the State Hoard of
Assessment has been attracted to the great
Increase In the net earnings of the T'nlon
Pacific railroad, as shown In Its report
filed with the secretary of the state board,
and It li going to take some tajl argu
ment on the part of the railroad represent
atives to convince tin- members of the
board that the road Is not worth more
t tin 11 It was a year ago.
So far only the T'nlon Pacific, the MIs
Siiiirl Pacific and the Santa Fe have filed
reports, but It Is presumed the other roads
will show an increase In revenue, as have
those which have filed. This will likely
mean that all tlie roads will get a material
boost at the bands of the board.
The report of the Union Pacific ahows
that road has made an earning; of some
II. von a mile for every mile of track It has
In the state over what It earned In 190S.
lis earnings, as shown by the reports,
Increased In 1904 over 1VQ some 11,100 a
mile, whllo this year over 1904 shows an
Increase of some fTOO a mile.
The board will meet the first of May
and some members of the board at least
havo already become familiar with what
Is contained In the report and will be able
to act promptly and Intelligently.
In discussing the assessment of railroads
this morning Governor Mickey gave out
the Impression that lie would stand for a
material Increase In the valuation of rail
road property over the assessment of last
"The decision In the Michigan case," said
Governor Mickey, "shows State Hoards of
Assessment have greater , discretion than
the Nebraska board has ever used. It will
bo of material benefit to state boards in
considering how to get at the value of a
railroad corporation. I have written for a
copy of the opinion and will get one Just
an soon as It Is printed.
"There Is no use of the railroads com
plaining about their taxes being too high
when their net earnings show how much
money they are making. The time has
come when the railroads of Nebraska will
have to pay their Just share of taxes, and
there Is no use of them fighting that propo
sition. They might Just as well come In
and pay up like the rest of us. Other
property In this state has been assessed
at lta full value and the railroads never
have. I think the time has coma when
they should bo put on the same plane as
In his talk the governor Indicated he
would be In favor of an Increase In the
assessment ot railroad property this year
If the reports of the other roads ahowed
any Increase In their net earnings In the
tate as did the Union Pacific.
Mitchell Appeals to Governor.
Constable Mitchell, the only colored man
elected In Lancaster county on the republi
can ticket, has appealed to Governor
Mickey to get him to stop Constable
Hunger from acting as constable, or re
sign as deputy game warden. Mitchell said
be could not get any work In the constable
line because the Justices' of the peace
turned all of It over to the white con
stables. Hunger Is one of these and
Mitchell hopes to have him lose one or the
other of his Jobs. As Hunger la the oldest
constable in the county and only does
work In that line when he ia solicited by
the attorneys, the governor likely will not
Interefere. Hunger la out of the city most
of the time.
Dr. Rpnldlnar Represents Btate.
Dr. S. K. Spalding of Omaha, state health
Inspector, has been appointed by Governor
Mickey to represent the medical fraternity
of the atate at the council of medicine at
Chicago, May 12.
Superintendent McBrlen went out to Crete
this morning where tonight he will orate
to a number of teachers. Deputy Bishop Is
attending the district meetings and talking
agriculture In the public schools.
Officers Most Par Meaaenarers.
State officers who have In the past been
In the habit of calling a, messenger boy
when wanting to get a message or a pack
nge delivered, will In the future do the
little stunt themselves, or pay the boy.
This Is the hunch sent out by the secretary
ondnr chool Workers Busy.
COZAD, Neb.. April 13 (Special.) The
Dawson County Sunday School association
closed its tenth annual session here tonight.
The convention opened last evening, with
President William Findley In the chair.
The aldress of the evening was delivered
by Miss Mamie Haines, state superintend
ent of primary Sunday school work. The
convention opened again at 9 o'clock this
morning. There were many delegates pres
nt from all parts of the county. During
t tie forenoon Miss Ilalnes delivered a very
Interesting address on "Teaching and
Teaching." At o'clock this afternoon Miss
Haines addressed the school children, who
came In a body from the public pchool to
the church. The following officers were
elected for the coming year: President.
William Flndky; vice president, Mrs. S. W.
Schoolcy of Cnzari; superintendent home
department, Mrs. Kosennurg of Ijcxlngton:
superintendent of normal work, J. O'll.ira
of Lexington; superintendent of primary
work, Mrs. J. B. Hughes of Coiad. Tho
convention closed with an address by Ker.
Mr. Stevens of the Christian church.
Barber Bent to Asylum.
KEARNEY, Neb., April 13. (Special Tel
egram.) B. F. Walston waa examined by
the insanity commission, adjudged Insane
and ordered committed to the asylum at
Lincoln for treatment. He will be taken
there at once. Walston la the barber who
left here some time ago and shortly after
wards became violently insane at a hotel
In Council Bluffs. Since then he has been
kept In confinement there, it being thought
a brother would come for lilm from In
diana. The latter failed to put In an ap
pearance, however, so Wednesday evening
a deputy sheriff from Council Bluffs
brought him to Kearney and turned him
over to Sheriff Sammons. Walston has
some real estate and personal property In
this city and local authorities had to take
charge of him. '
Missionary Society F.lects.
FREMONT, Neb., April 13. (Special.)
The district meeting of the Woman's Mis
sionary society of the Presbyterian church
closed yesterday afternoon, after electing
the following officers: President, Mrs. D.
W. Morrow of Omaha; corresponding secre
tary, Mrs. J. C. Retter of Omaha; record
ing secretary, Mrs. S. E. Carme of Omaha;
treasurer, Mrs. P. J. Barr of Omaha; secre
tary of literature department. Miss Maud
Pillsbury of Fremont; aecretary of Sunday
school work, Mrs. J. W. Angcll of Monroe;
secretary of Christian Endeavor, Mrs. G. I
Crlnklaw of Wahoo.
Prospecting; for Coal.
TABLE ROCK.' Neb., April 13. (Special.)
The Table Rock coal shaft is now seventy
feet deep and is progressing at the rate
of four to five feet a day. A poor quality
of coal has been passed and a four-inch
vein of as good coal aa can be found any
where Just underneath the strata of poor
coal. Quite frequently in the process of
excavation little pockets of gaa have been
atruck. All of which goes to encourage the
prospectera and leads them to think they
are on the verge of Important discoveries.
Pleads Guilty to Gambling,
BEATRICE, Neb., April 13. (Special Tel
egram.) 8. E. Nevans. proprietor of the
Bee Hive restaurant at Wymore and bet
ter known aa "Wenles," waa arrested to
day at Wymore on the charge of operating
a gambling room. He pleaded guilty in
police court and was fined $10 and costs.
which he paid. It la said that the new
administration at Wymore proposes to
make it warm for the gamblers from
Held for Assault on .Wife.
BEATRICE, Neb., April 13. (Special
Telegram.) Charles Bland, charged with
assaulting his wife, Blanch Bland, and her
companion, Mont Hunter, with Intent to
kill, waived preliminary hearing in the
county court today. He waa held to the
preaent term of the district court and gave
bonds In the sum of $1,000 for his appear
ance at that time.
Rumors of Railroad Building-.
ARLINGTON, Neb., April 18. (Special.)
Rumora of railroads coming through this
section continue. It is asserted that the
Burlington . Intends building from Oakland
to Omaha by way of Bell creek, which
would bring It through Arlington.
Stwi of Nebraska.
TEKAMAH The home talent which
played "The Brookfleld Farm" here Mon
day night left for Craig this afternoon.
where they will put on the aame play
HEW A Ft D Dr. H. R. Houchen of t'tlca
was married to Miss Lizzie Vanderhoof of
SEWARD The Seward County Teachers
association will be held at the high school
building at Seward on April 28.
TK.KAMAH At a regular meeting of
Company E of the Nebraska National
;uarcis of this pln"e, K. W. Shsfer wis
elected captain, vice John I'. Cameron, re
slirned. Mr. Shafer has been In the serv
ice for several years, two years of which
was spent in Cuba.
SEWARO County Clerk Calder shot a
inuw white swan measuring seven feet
from tip of wings at a pond near Beaver
Crossing last week.
OSCEOLA Mr. Elzle Bivens and Miss
Grace Fleming, both of the I'lntte valley,
were marrtcil yesterday In Osceola, Rev.
TABLE ROCK-Both local brick yards
are now In full blast, each plant turning
out from 3n,i to 4".'.J0 brick a day, which
find a ready market.
ARLINGTON The farmers around here
are losing many small pigs. Some think It
Is caused by wet weather. The litters are
very small and the pigs not very active.
ARLINGTON Tho wet weather con
tinues and our farmers are trying to sow
grain between showers. The lowlands are
very wet and can only be put Into corn if
it dries up.
BEATRICE Dr. R. W. Iviflln. at one
time dlstrli t clerk of (Sage county and a
former member of the legislature. Is lying
criiliMlly 111 at his home at Wymore ot
111 iglit s disease.
ARLINGTON There is considerable talk
of tlie Northwestern putting in a double
track between Fremont and Arlington. The
business carried on Is enormous and trains
are delayed because the track is crowded.
ARLINGTON There Is considerable talk
In this county of returning to the commis
sioner system. It Is asserted to be cheaper
and to give better satisfaction. This county
iiad the commissioner system thirty years
TABLE ROCK The helra of the late
Henry C. Htuthelt, a wealthy German
fanner, who died recently In tlie Hospital
for the Insane at Lincoln, have about
agreeil on a settlement of the state with
ARUNGTON J. A. Dixon & Co. of this
city have sold their general merchandise
store to F. Durham of 1-incoln. The
luxons havo purchased property at Uni
versity Place, Neb., and will make it their
TABLE ROCK J. H. Brenner, who has
boen the local manager for the Table Rock
Telephone company lor several months, has
resigned and removed to Humboldt. Abo
Hillings, who recently moved here from
Humboldt, succeed Mr. Brenner.
SEWARD A little eon of Ed Virgin
swallowed some iodine that he found In
the cupboard. I In wua Immediately given
cream to drink, which brought the medi
cine out. Dr. Kenner succeeded In com
pleting tlie little fellow's recovery.
HARVAK1 It was thirty-three years ago
today that the April storm of l7i swept
over the state, lasting three days. It Is
somewhat Interesting for present settlers
who passed through that storm to compare
present conditions with what then existed.
YORK The York Chautauqua promoters
are working on the cliautao.ua grounds fix
ing up the grounds and will probably build
good, substantial, permanent buildings, us
the York Chautauqua will be a permanent
institution and will be made the best In
HARVARD A cold rain has been falling
since lust night, beginning with a thunder
storm about It o'clock, accompanied by con
siderable wind. Farm lands were Just be
coming sufficiently dry bo that an occa
sional farmer could begin farm work, but
this will hold buck work again for some
BEATRICE Lot Walter, a prominent
young druggist of this city, was up before
the insanity board today. He was ordered
sent to Lincoln for treatment and waa
taken to that place this evening. His men
tal trouble Is said to be due to a fall from
a table a few days ago, which injured his
SEWARD A life-size statue of William
A. Seward, to be placed on the top of the
new Seward county court house, is being
curved by V rlnders. a Seward sculptor.
It la of Bedford atone. Vrlndera la doing
all the fancy carving on the new court
house and, although practically unknown
as a sculptor, tils work la exquisitely done
BEATRICE The athletto association of
the high school met yesterday afternoon
and voted to hold an luterclass athletic
meet here April 27. A committee waa
chosen to select tlie events and decide on
the reauiremenls for entrance. The boys
are working hard for this meet and for
the league and atate meets which come
MADISON Floyd Wllberger. known as
"Curly," son of Eherm Wllberger, died
very suddenly here today, aged 16 years.
Tho boy first complained yesterday, when
ne came up town ana consulted a doctor.
The disease was acute tonsllilis. compli
cated by abscess formation. Death waa
caused by mucus being suddenly drawn
Into the lungs, causing suffocation.
COLUMBUS Since the whole of the
country on the south of us, and more es
pecially Polk county, has gono "dry" this
spring, Columbus does not propose that
they should go with parched tongues when
they come here to trade, and so the city
council lias provided lor eleven saloons,
four druggists' permits and two whole
sale houses fur the dispensing of the cup
TEKAMAH As a result of the efforts of
State Deputy E. E. Kester and District
Deputies Pierce. Woodlelgh and Wright.
who have been working In this county for
tho past three weeks. Beech camp No. lJifi
or mis piace initiated iii candidates irom
the several camps of the county last
night. Besides the deputies named Head
Counsel A. R. Talbot, Supreme Organizer
Ralph Ev Johnson and Deputy Burgess
were present to assist in the work. 1 he
team of this camp put on the floor work.
After the initiation a banquet was aerved
by the Royal Neighbor camp and at a
late hour the meeting was brought to
$10 Covert Jackets
covert jackets, made
in either fitted or
loose effects, lined
with best satin or
unlined $10 50
values at "
$7.50 Covert Jackets
$5.75 All woel
covert jackets, with
or without linings
in either fitted or
loose styles splen
did $7.50 C75
Store Open Saturday Night Till IO O'clock
1510 Douglas Street.
Great Easter Selling of Suits, Coats, Skirts, Waists
Saturday will be the last day of onr great Easter sale,
the sale that has been appreciated by every woman who
visited this store and for the last day of our successful
sale we will offer
GREATER VALUES THAN EVER.
Stunning Easter Suit3 $22.50 For Saturday we
place on hale over a hundred stunning suits made of very
finest imported materials in all weaves and colors in all
of this season's smartest designs. There is not a suit in
this offering wider a $.0.00 value. OUR
Easter Selections Toctay
Departments Will Be in Full Blast.
Handsome Easter Suits $17.50
125 pults aro placed on sale
for Saturday only at the above
low price. They are all regular
$25.00 values, ni;ide In the very
newest and most correct spring
style, In cither Kton or llolero
blouse or Pony Jacket effect, also
in the plain tailor styles, of the
very best wool materials. ifci.VOO
value, Kufctt r hale
Stylish Easter Suits 512.50-
Here is a great and rare offer
ing of Rtyllsh suits, made in
Eton Pony Jacket or plain tailor
styles of all wool mixed materi
als, Panamas and Voiles, in all
colors a great variety to select
from $17.50, fcJO.OO, $22.50
value. KaMT Sale
New Waists for Easter Thousands of beautiful new
waists have jiis.t arrived for our special Easter selling
and are as fresh as the morning, made of finest lawn,
linens and silks.
All attractively priced for our special Easter selling.
Prices $1.45, $1.95,'$3.50 and $5.00.
turday Morning We Offer $20.00 and $25.00 Sample Suits Tjt prjgr DSDtS.
' Hnrcotc anrt nrfor.
We honcht a travellnz salesman's snmnles of hlfsh class tailored suits uvigwiw uuu viiuui
al one-third less than their regular price made of mixtures, Panama and
broadcloths all new eton effects with new circular skirts suits made to
retail at $20.00 and $25.00
OX BALE SATl R1AY AT $14.75.
$25.00 WOMEN'S SUITS. SATURDAY. $19.75
In swell mixtures Panamas and broadcloths, new eton and
coat efTects well made and lined perfect hanging skirts
regular $25.00 value Saturday
$32.50 WOMEN'S SUITS, SATURDAY, $24.75.
All high class suits, new models, made of fine chiffon, Panamas
and mixtures, extremely well tailored and beautifully
trimmed worth $32.50 Saturday
WOMEN'S NEW EASTER COATS
Young Ladle' Pox Coats, in coverts and mixtures, with patch
pockets that sells' everywhere for $7.50 Saturday
Swagger Misses' Coata at $7.fJO in swell new mixtures and
coverts, short. Jaunty garments with top pocket Saturday .
Women's New English Top Goats full loose back, in flno coverts and beauti
ful mixtures wear one of them and you will be "strictly in it" A nn
regular $15.00 values, Saturday 1UUU
New Silk Eton Coats Made of an excellent quality of taffeta silk large as
sortment to select from, $10.00 garments, CIA
Saturday at I ,J3
Women's Swell Kton Coata Of the very best chiffon taffeta, handsomely
trimmed, very nobby garments, worth $15.00, 1 n T f?
Saturday at IU. J
Women's 80-ln. Loose Silk Coab Neatly trimmed, best taffeta silk, cut very New Long High, Peep Front
full, cannot be duplicated for less than $15.00, q jj and High Bust Corset good
Saturday at ... Jt J qvmmVf wnjt0 or drab sterling
. , Cloth, lace trimmed, side and
. ..7.90 rM
New Skirt Models, Strictly Tailor Made.
In checks, white, Mnck nnl irray, also plnln
cnlors In voiles Hnil Piinamiis ninrlols of
style that are perfprtlnn In tailoring. Kvery
line correct, swaKor full circular skirts, at
'$9.75, $12.75, $14.75, $16.75, $22.50
Tou will need Easter Sunday
. NEW HOSE. 16C TO 12.50.
NEW BELTS, 26C TO $8.00.
NEW OARTER8, 2BC TO $t.00.
NEW HANDK'FS.. 5C TO B0C.
NEW BACK COMBS, '25C TO 12.00.
NEW HAND BAOS. 7SC TO $18.00.
WOMEN'S EASTER GLOVES.
''CentemeTl" Is tho nnmo of the most
popular lino of (floves In Oninha
We are tho only store here In this
city, that can supply you Wo have
have all tlie now Easter shades
at popular prices,
$1.00, $1.50, $2.00
attached, our price
Splendid new Style In Nemo
Self-Reducing Corset Guar
anteed unbreakable, heavy
hose supporters attached
sizes 20 to 3(1
Waist Specials for Sadxirday.
iwwiiuiiiaitiJi.uMiuiiiaiiiiiiUSfflPjPfffyi m i n smwaiMg
WOMEN'S WHITE LAWN WAISTS Made of a fine qunllty of white sheer
lawn, nicely trimmed with lace and embroidery, regular $1.50 O'l
values, Saturday f
WOMEN'S $2.00 WAISTS SATURDAY $1.45.
A very handsome assortment of the very finest quality of white sheer lawn,
full embroidered front, short sleeves, trimmed with lace and A C
iwould be cheap at $2.00, Saturday 1J
DAINTY LINGERIE WAISTS AT $1.00.
We are showing a most extensive line at this price, made of the best mercer
ized batiste, embroidered panel front and lace trimmed, short 1 Qfl
sleeves, waists in this lot worth $3.50, Saturday Jt
Cornet Covers at 45c We are
showing a splendid line at
this price in cambric and
long cloth, full dip fronts
trimmed with lace, ribbon or
special price . . .
Long Cloth Gowns at 05c
High or V.neck, handsomely
trimmed with lace and em
broidery also pretty styles of
"slip overs" extra long-
would be cheap at nr m
$1.50 special price JDC U
Handsome, White Skirts at
$1.45 rretty hemstitched
double flounce, made of fine
cambric very full, also skirts
with four rows of fine lace
insertion, positively worth
special price . . . .
close. About 150 were present from Craig-,
Oakland and Lyons.
BEATRICE F. C. Abbott & Co. are looK-
Ing for a location to establish a packing
house with a capacity of 4U0 hogs daily.
A representative of the firm has written
to Mayor Shultz w'th a view to having
some of the residents of Beatrice take
stock In the enterprise and to put tip a
little bonus. The matter has been referred
to U. 11. Johnson, president of the Com
TABL.U ROCK News was received here
yesterday of the death at her home In
Gusper county, Nebraska, of Mrs. Will
Usher, and also her infant child. Mrs.
Ushor was a former Table Ruck girl, her
maiden name being Roxle Robertson, a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. frlnee Robertson
of this vicinity. Mrs. Usher left here about
a year ago. a bride, for her home in west
EDGAR Ruin has been falling here in
heavy showers for the past twenty-four
hours. Last night the showers were ac
companied by brilliant lightning and heavy
thunder. The ground Is now very wet and
the farmers will be still further delayed
in their work. Grass and wheat are In
splendid condition and a lew days of fine
weather is needed now to give the farmers
a chance to sow their oats.
HARVARD One of the best farm sales
reported about Harvard, as showing the
advance In price ot farm lands, is that of
Madison Karnier, who fourteen months a.;o
bought 1GU acres with lairly good Improve
ments four miles northwest of this city,
paying $7,Ju0, and has just closed the sale
at $lo,o0o. A lM-acrc trai t with no Improve
ments whatever two miles and a half out
Bold recently for Jti an acre.
COLUMBUS District court In and for
Platte county is again In session, with
Judge Hollenbeck presiding. Among the
eauitv cases to be tried this term are the
B. & M. tax cases under the scavenger
law. Attorney J. . Deweeso and buper
inlendent Bignell of the Burlington were
here the first part of the week, when the
cases were tried, and alter argument Judge
Hollenbeck took the cases under advise
BEATRICE The funeral of William
Clark was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock
from the Centenary Methodist Episcopal
church under the auspices of the cimnd
Army of tho Republic post. The services
were conducted by Kev. N. A. Martin and
interment whs in Evergreen Home ceme
tery. Comrades W. 11. Walker, W. '.
Hhrtve, J. A. Forbes. I'hillp Hess, O. M.
Carpenter and L. T. Lovejoy acted as pall
bearers. BEATRICE O. K. Jones, for the pust
five years manager of the Blue Valley
Milling company at Holmesville, was ad
judged insane last nlgut and ordered coin
milled to the asylum. Mr. Jones Is only
5 years of age. He visited Beatrice Tues
day and secured live orders for hour. His
mental trouble came upon him suddenly,
which necessitated his being brought here
last eveing. lie was taken to Lincoln
today by Sheriff Trude.
ARLINGTON There Is considerable in
terest shown by citizens here about the
proposed inlerurban road between Fremont
und Bioir and Omaha. Urcinoul is push
ing tlie project and our mucus hiu teaaly
to assist in the enterprise. That a line
would branch off al AniiiKlon and run via
Kik City to limn ha is certain. The farm
ers and pcoiilc ot the small towns want
better transpi.il union and the pinposed ruad
Would unite the city, village and the farm.
BEWARD Wallace Christian of mar
Ulica, bewurd county, lell letween a stalk
cutler that he was wmking in the field,
lie was driving a coll and in some manner
lust his seat, lalling in between the cut
ters and being weUKed In so tight that
tlie cullers iiad in taken off lieioru ho
cold be i xtrnated Irom Ins peril. jus posi
liua. L.ui kily a t'y saw tne trouule and
rustied to Ins assistance. He was badly
bruired and the ali n.iiiig physicians say
It was a marvelous escape.
WARREN TRIAL NEARS END
CHeam'i Pal Will Not Have to Wait Lom
for Hii Fate.
STATE MAY PUT ON NO MORE WITNESSES
If This Plan is Carried Oat the Case
Star Go to the Jury
" Late This After-
'' i oon- . (
County Attorney Slabaugh announced at
the adjournment gf district court last night
he probably would put no more witnesses
on the stand In the Warren murder case,
but would rest at the opening of court
Saturday. The case has been rushed
through rapidly and It Is believed will go
to the Jury late this afternoon.
The evidence of the state has followed
along the same lines as the evidence In the
O'llearn trial. The state Introduced con
siderable testimony to rebut Warren's as
sertion that he did not know his compan
ions were going to hold up the Lausten
saloon and did not take his station at the
rear door of the saloon, but ran away.
One of these witnesses was Ben Per
stnger, the man who was within a few feet
of the saloon when the shot waa fired. He
said he saw two men, presumably. Warren
and Angus, running away from the saloon.
One of the men, supposed to be Warren,
he said, had apparently Just come from the
Former Confession to Police.
Detectives Drummy and'Maloney of the
police force related the substance of t a
damaging admission made to them by War
ren. The Monday after the murder they
said Warren told them he was looking In
at the door of the saloon when the shot
was fired. He could not see O'Hearn, but
Just as the shot was fired Angus came run
ning toward him and said, "Run, you
; he's shot him." lie said. they both
ran as fast as they could.
The statements of Angus, Nelson and
Warren made in writing at the police sta
tion shortly after their arrest were ad
mitted. These statements are the same as
were used In the O'Hearn trial. In his
statement Warren said while they were
near the saloon no one suggested what they
were going to do, but, he thought they were
going to do something Then some one
Kot so tiouil As a Hetter.
Traveler Mutiaeil uud Itobhrd.
YANKTON, 8. !., April 13. ' Special.) A
commercial mail ol' Minneapolis. M. A.
Stevens was sand lucked heie Wednesday
night, robbed of $J and left insensible.
Stevens came to att'-r some time and
found his way to the I'lerce hotel, where
he startled the guests by his appearance,
bis assailants having severed an artery
near the tIkIu temple, and the wound was
bleeding freely. A stranger giving the
naaie if J"iies is under arrest as one
of two who participated .In the crime.
Jones admits having $JU of Stevens' money,
which he claims the other man gave him
after knocking Stevens insensible. The af
fair took place at 9 o'clock In the evening
as Stevens was returning to the hotel.
Diamonds (of own Import), watches and
Jewelry, at SO per cent below prices, at A.
B. Hubermann'a, 13th and Douglas; pays
uo reut and buys for cash.
A merchant in a thriving interior town
"1 can recommend Grape-Nuts food to
all, whether well or sick, as a preventive
of or a cure for many ailments.
"For about six yeais I was unable to
aid, "We will stick up the place," and
he waa sent to the rear door. He says he
did not atop, but got cold feet and ran.
The money and gun taken from him he said
were the aame aa ware given htm by Nel
son at the Dewey hotel. In his statement
Angus aald he thought Warren went Into
the aaloon with O'Hearn and Nelson, but
he was not sure.
Warren In Bad Company
That the defense In the case against Joe
Warren, charged with being an accomplice
of Jay O'Hearn In the murder of Nels
Lausten, will endeavor to secure a verdict
of "not guilty," waa Indicated In the open
ing statement of H. B. Fleharty, one of
Warren'a attorneys, to the Jury Friday
Mr. ITcharty declared the plana for the
holdups were made by Raymond Nelson
and Leo Angus, while they were prisoners
at the county Jail. After they got out
they committed several holdups In accord
ance with their plans and on January 20,
arranged to meet Jay O'Hearn at Twenty
fourth and F streets In South Omaha for
another raid on "whatever looked good."
Warren, he declared, was not in on these
plans, but had met O'Hearn at the theater
Saturday afternoon and had gone with
him to South Omaha. They planned to
meet in the evening and when they came
together at Twenty-fourth and F streets,
Mr. Fleharty declared Warren had no Idea
that they were going out to commit crimes.
He said Warren had no knowledge
of what the ether boys were Intending
to do until the party reached Cuming
street. When the plan to hold up the
Lausten saloon was broached to him he
protested, declared Mr. Fleharty, and said,
"Not any of It for me."' When he was
stationed at the dnor and Angus and Nel
son had gone Into the saloon he ran away.
The defense and state both agree that
Warren had no gun at the time of the
hold up. These facts, which Mr. Fleharty
said the defense expected to prove will be
the basis upon which they will ask for a
verdict of "not guilty."
Wife and Widow Present.
The opening of the case was before a
small crowd, a marked contrast to the open.
Ing of the O'Hearn case. Mrs. Lausten and
two of her daughters were present as was
Mrs. Warren and two or three other
women. County Attorney Slabaugh out
lined the case In his opening statement
and declared he would show Warren had
knowledge of the Intent to commit the
crimes and was one of the conspirators.
He was followed by Mr. Fleharty.
Raymond Nelson, one of the quartet who
held up the saloon, was the first witness
for the state. He told practically the same
story he related In the O'Hearn case. He
declared Warren was present when the
four started out and at the drug .store at
Twenty-fourth and A, which they held up,
was stationed outside. When Nelson and
O'Hearn came nut of the drug store, how
ever, he had disappeared and Nelson did
not see him until tho four met again In the
saloon at Fifteenth and Harney. The wlt-
the money waa divided, and Kelson gave
Warren, his 88-callbcr revolver. Warren
registered as M6rrls De Lore, and both of
them occupied room 67. Nelson Bald he
gave Warren $9.20, with the understanding
he was to give holt of It to Angus aa his
share. They went to South Omaha to
gether and separated there.
On the cross-examination Nelson ad
mitted he could not remember how many
times he had been arrested or how much
time he had spent In Jail. The rest of the
examination related to the' details of bis
testimony on direct examination.
TWO YOUNG CONVICTS CAUGHT
Omaha and IJacols Men Who Escape
from Penitentiary Oat bnt
Warden Beemer of the state penitentiary
Friday brought Leo Angus to Omaha to
testify in the trial of his confederate, Joe
Warren, In the Lausten murder case.
O'Hearn and Raymond Nelson were
brought up from the penitentiary by Sheriff
Warden Beemer said Alfred Llebscher,
who was sent up for five years and Ray
Carr of Lincoln, who got two years,
escaped recently, but were caught and re
turned to the prison Thursday night. The
young men had traveled over considerable
of Nebraska, making a number of towns,
trying to get clothes to exchange for their
penitentiary stripes. The- Omaha youth
succeeded, but Carver failed and they
landed back In Lincoln In a box car where
omcers who nua Deen iraraing mem mane
the captures and returned them to the
prison. Both were employed aa cook and
waiters In the penitentiary.
rmm-m a ar a
be In the store much of the time. I was
suffering from gastritis and constipation, I ness said that Warren was In the crowd
which confined me to the house part of the when he. Nelson, proposed they hold up a
lime ami at last put me to bed and kept saloon at Nineteenth and Cuming streets
me there for almost a year. 1 ran down and wont Into the saloon with them. They
in weight from 1M to 85 pounds, trying to J decided not to try this place, as It was loo
live on a milk diet. But I could seldom crowded. Warren, he said, acquiesced.
when it was decided to hold up the l.niisteu
place and was stationed at the rear door.
Warren U Contradicted.
"After we s;ot Into the saloon 1 saw War
ren look In at the rear door.'" declared the
witness. This testimony Is in contradiction
of Warren's written statement that he did
not stop at the door at all, but "got cold
feet" and started to run away. When Nel
son and O'Hearn left the saloon after the
shooting Warren and Angus had both gone.
Before the holdup Warren and O'Hearn
had exchanged hats and after the four met
at Washington hall after the murder they
changed back. At Sixteenth and leaven
worth streets Warren askr-d Nelson how
much money he got and Nelson answered
Warren and Nelson afterward went to
the Dewey hotel, said Nelson, and there
retain that, nor anything else of any ac
count, on my stomach. .
' The doctors finally gave me up; then a
friend advised me to change my lood and
use Gra(-Nuta food and 1'oitum Food
Coffee. 1 followed his advice and watched
"I commenced to get well at once, and
In the first k months I gained 40 pounds.
The gastritis and constipation left me In a
very short time, and in the t years that
have followed 1 have enjoyed the best of
health anl attend regularly to my busi
ness. I est Grape-Nuts every day, and
usually make my entiro breakfast off a
few teaspoonfuls of it and a cup or two of
Pustum Food Coffee." Name given by
Postum Co., Battle Creek. Mich.
There's a reason. Read the little took.
I "The Ruad tu WsllvUle, ' In pkgs.
Cocoa beans grow In
pods on the trunk
and limbs of a deli
cate tropical tree.'
They contain tlx
times more food val
ue than beef.
We use the highest
cost beans that are
grown and there Is
nothing In our cocoa
That Is why It Is
s most delicious of
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